The Research Products team is responsible for delivering Sustainalytics’ suite of ESG products to clients, notably including our flagship ESG Risk Rating. Our research analysts conduct company, country, product, and thematic research and analysis, focusing on delivering insights that support our clients use to make better-informed investment decisions. As a strategic priority for Sustainalytics, the Corporate Experience unit was established, housed within our Research Products group, to drive continuous enhancement of company engagement in our research process across our research universe.
This role is situated in the Corporate Experience for top tier companies, with an emphasis on corporate clients that license their ratings for various use cases, alongside high-profile companies in terms of market cap, investor interest, etc. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to work in a fast-paced environment, blending research coordination and client management, to meaningfully contribute to enhanced collaboration between companies and Sustainalytics during their rating update. This role requires a strong communicator and problem-solver who can effectively coordinate across teams and product lines to bring timely and high-quality ratings to companies.
Key Responsibilities include:
Onboard top service level Sustainalytics rated companies for their annual research cycle. This role will be mainly focused on supporting rated companies in the EMEA Region. Secondarily, Americas or APAC regions
Provide key point of contact support and oversight throughout the rating research process
Organize kick offs, coordinate feedback process and answer process and status queries
Use the Sustainalytics’ Corporate platform, Issuer Gateway, to work with rated companies
Collaborate closely with multiple internal teams for end-to-end delivery of timely and high-quality ratings
Ongoing oversight and maintenance of databases via tools such as SharePoint and Power BI
Work with internal stakeholders to further develop technical tools which are needed by the team to improve processes as well as deliverables
The ideal candidate needs to be a genuine team player who can reach objectives individually, as well as through close collaboration and coordination with other team members.
Key qualifications include:
2-3 years of experience in client management, project coordination, and/or sustainability research;
Experience working with a corporate sustainability, sustainable finance or ESG rating provider is an asset;
Strong communication skills to collaborate with stakeholders from multiple teams and levels;
Flexible mindset with ability to work towards strict deadlines and high-quality standards;
Ability to work on several projects simultaneously, across different regions with a problem-solving attitude and attention to detail;
Experience in dealing with Sharepoint, PowerBI, complex Excel workbooks, and other data management tools is an asset;
Degree(s) in related discipline (business, finance, sustainability. communication);
Alignment with Sustainalytics’ mission, vision and values.
Sustainalytics is a Morningstar company dedicated to responsible investment with over 25 years' experience in ESG research and ratings. With an extensive client base across asset managers, asset owners and investment banks, our mission is to provide the insights required for investors and companies to make more informed decisions that lead to a more just and sustainable global economy.
As Morningstar’s ESG center of excellence we are responsible for driving both the commercial success and innovation of its ESG products as well as its overall ESG strategy.
In these times, we rely on virtual team meetings and management practices, as well as a remote buddy program, to support a smooth integration in our virtual offices. New team members are onboarded and start their first day with the company from the safety of their homes.